Field Maintenance Engineer

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Date: 20-Sep-2021

Location: London, United Kingdom

Company: Alstom

Req ID:153181 

We create smart innovations to meet the mobility challenges of today and tomorrow. We design and manufacture a complete range of transportation systems, from high-speed trains to electric buses and driverless trains, as well as infrastructure, signalling and digital mobility solutions. Joining us means joining a truly global community of more than 75 000 people dedicated to solving real-world mobility challenges and achieving international projects with sustainable local impact.  





Provide engineering technical support and investigations into issues affecting the safety, availability and reliability of the fleet. Develop engineering containments to protect the Maintenance Plan and performance regime, and develop long term resolution to conclude non-conformities.
Prepare quality system documentation and ensure all activities comply with specified procedures.




Technical investigations: 
• Responsible for undertaking technical investigations affecting rolling stock performance, and ensure all technical investigations are recorded in accordance with the company’s procedures. 
• Provide immediate support to safety and reliability faults and provide fleet check instructions for the Production function.
• Ensure all investigations have been thoroughly investigated and resolved, and interface with Central Engineering or original equipment manufacturers for specialist support. Responsible for closing out all technical investigations by ensuring details of the investigation, outcomes, actions taken, and associated documents or information are systematically recorded.


Engineering support to Production for fault finding: 
• Provide engineering support to identify and resolve faults with the fleet and liaise with original equipment manufacturers into failure data reported via the company’s ORBITA system that captures and analysis diagnostic and prognostic information.
• Develop train level and system level fault trees, to ensure Production function can accurately identify and rectify faults immediately to protect the reliability and availability of the fleet.


• Develop modifications to improve the safety and reliability performance of individual systems and equipment, including updates to the Simulator.
• Interface with Central Engineering to develop modifications and ensure drawings, bill of materials, method statements, change requirements, maintenance procedures and special tools, and equipment have been identified and produced. Work with the design authority to test the modification against input specifications.


Maintenance Plan and manuals: 
• Responsible for amending and revalidating the Maintenance Plan and associated documentation, taking into account changes to changes in working parameters of the Units, changes to the fleet maintenance strategy, maintenance optimisation, and changes resulting from modifications to the trains, equipment or station propriety equipment.


Material technical support:
• Review material performance against specification, review reliability and obsolescence of parts. 
• Assess repair methodologies for effectiveness and identify new products with a potential for performance improvement.


Quality management: 
• Responsible for the development, writing and implementation of quality management processes, procedures and work instructions to ensure the Maintenance Plan complies with all applicable laws and standards. 
• Support the technical training activities to correct non-conformities identified during in process audits.





• Degree educated, preferably in Mechanical or Electrical engineering, or working towards a degree and currently qualified to HNC level and served an approved apprenticeship or equivalent practical training;
• Technical knowledge and understanding of rolling stock maintenance and design;
• Effective investigatory skills into technical investigations;
• Experienced in using problem solving techniques to investigate technical faults;
• Knowledge of and experience of ISO9001 Quality Management Systems;
• Knowledge of Quality assurance techniques;
• Effective communicator;
• Language skills: advanced/business fluent level of English is mandatory. Other languages are a plus.



An agile, inclusive and responsible culture is the foundation of our company where diverse people are offered excellent opportunities to grow, learn and advance in their careers.  We are committed to encouraging our employees to reach their full potential, while valuing and respecting them as individuals.   



Job Type:​Experienced​

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